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Western Sahara: Stalemate and its Discontents

The outbreak of the Arab uprisings marked the 35th year of the conflict over Western Sahara, Africa’s last decolonization case. The international community has so far failed to produce a political climate conducive to the resolution of the conflict. While formal resolution is locked in stalemate, Dr Alice Wilson will analyse changes on the ground in recent years. These changes have been enacted by Sahrawis both in Western Sahara, and in the refugee camps in Algeria where exiled Sahrawis live.

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Event Details

Speaker: Dr Alice Wilson, University of Cambridge
Chair: Dr John King, Society for Algerian Studies
Date: Wednesday 22 January 2014
Time: 18.30-20.00
Location: Room 1.04, New Academic Building, LSE
Attendance: This event is free and open to all on a first come first served basis. Our events are very well attended, please make sure to arrive early. We cannot guarantee entry



Dr Alice Wilson is Junior Research Fellow in Social Anthropology, Homerton College, University of Cambridge. Her research explores insights into state power and sovereignty brought to light by the changing significance of tribes in the government-in-exile of Western Sahara. She is currently working on a monograph entitled Remaking Sovereignty: state power, revolution, and exile in a Saharan liberation movement.

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